March 2, 2007 4

Kokekokko (Little Tokyo)

By in 06: Downtown LA

Lots of recommendations to this popular Yakitori place from people around me recently, including the foodies sat next to Jon and I at Bistro K. Their glowing reviews prompt me to give it a try even though I’m not that big of a fan of Yakitori and chicken in general. ^^;;

At 8 my party of four had to wait at least 30 minutes for a table. Most customers (esp. loyal ones) prefer to sit at the bar, sort of like the sushi “system”, you get better stuffs too. The place is incredibly popular so stuffs sold out fast. At around 8, the gizzards and hearts were sold out already. There’s a 5 per person minimum order rule so we had a rather hard time to choose 20 yakitoris without those two options (nor any of the ‘specials’ saved for familiar customers). Quail Egg.

The Liver is great, wish there’re a little more sauce though. Our friend highly recommended the Soboro and it is indeed really delicious.

chicken Breast is possibly my least favorite part of a chicken and if weren’t for the “fill up 20” agenda I probably wouldn’t order it. But it’s pretty good, the meat is tender and juicy. The chicken thigh is the best of the night.

Love the chicken Wings and okra.

Zucchini. And the Chicken meat ball that we waited forever for because the chef forgot about them. But it’s really good. Definitely need to get there earlier next time for the gizzards and hearts!

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4 Responses to “Kokekokko (Little Tokyo)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    great photos! so well taken!

  2. Freda says:

    thx! 😀

  3. Mike says:

    Nice post.

    Quality-wise, I would choose Shin Sen Gumi (OC branch) over Kokekokko. Almost every yakitori I had there on my last visit had this odd alkaline-ish aftertaste. And if you like the chicken meatball, SSG’s is much much better.

  4. seat says:

    Having the egg as a reference, the soboro rice looks huge!! Or is it a quail egg…? ^^;;;